Последнее исчезновение

БОНН – Сегодня фермеры по всей Африке ведут неравный бой с вредоносной фруктовой мухой, родное место обитания которой находится в Азии. Насекомое, впервые обнаруженное в 2004 году в Момбасе на побережье Кении, с тех пор распространилось по всему континенту, истребляя манго и другие культуры, а также уничтожая средства к существованию.

Чтобы справиться с мухой, в Шри-Ланку отправилась команда из знаменитого на весь мир института ICIPE в восточной Африке в поиске естественного хищника. На сегодня ученым удалось идентифицировать одного, который после детального исследования, был признан безопасным для выпуска в окружающую среду Африки, в надежде, что он сможет победить непрошенного оккупанта.

Однако новаторская находка еще только должна начать действовать, как и не сбылись еще ожидания миллионов фермеров на эффективный и дружелюбный к окружающей среде выход из кризисной ситуации. Страны Азии – как и страны во всем развивающемся мире – просто не экспортируют свои богатые и экономически важные генетические ресурсы.

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